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2424 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110-4053
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 20-06-28 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from San Mateo Inn
Updated 20-06-28 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#70 of 151 hotels in Albuquerque
The San Mateo Inn is under new ownership. We are hyper focused on making this a wonderful boutique-style hotel that is equally safe, friendly and clean. We are conveniently located near Uptown and Coronado Center for great shopping, entertainment and dining options. Sandia Peak is minutes away for hiking, biking and general outdoor adventure. We are within five miles of UNM, downtown, the fair grounds and more. Make the San Mateo Inn your budget friendly central hub for all of your Albuquerque excursions. We can't wait to make your stay a pleasant one!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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48Car recommended
Grade: 48 out of 100
47Restaurantswithin 1 km
1Attractionwithin 1 km
27Reviews1Q+A3Room tips
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kitskornerdotcom wrote a review Apr. 2021
Antlers, Oklahoma69 contributions19 helpful votes
My daughter and I drove all day and chose this place because it had good reviews and it looked neat in the photos.. I am so pleased that we did! The room is beautiful and comfortable.. it is clean and crisp and I’m so appreciative of that after a long day.. Yes. It’s an old motel but they have really really done a great job on renovations.. The lady that checked us in was super friendly and made me feel welcome immediately.. I can’t recommend this place enough and will always keep this one on our safe and clean list!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Jeromy M wrote a review Mar. 2021
Albuquerque, New Mexico1 contribution
Very nice atmosphere. The room is amazing. Very comfortable. Clean, and safe. Thank you, San Mateo Inn is well recommended. We look forward to staying again. Check in was easy and the staff were very friendly. Sincerely, Mr. Myers
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Yvette Kimmel, General Manager at San Mateo Inn
Responded Mar. 26, 2021
We hope to see you again soon! Thank you for taking time to review. We're so grateful for your kind thoughts!
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Sharon T. wrote a review Feb. 2021
1 contribution
Quite pleased staying here after our long day! New owners good start. Front desk young man very nice! Needed room 1st floor none available. Kudos to him!! Just made my decision to stay anyway and walk up the stairs for the night! Room clean, hot water. Neatly made bed, looked clean and comfy. Squeeked a bit! Fridge not working. Nice touch, chocolate on the bed! Made me happy!! Picked up food to go from Rudys, awesome food! Coffee available in the morning IN THE LOBBY! +++ Dennys literally across the driveway next door. Very convenient! Would stay again!! Thanks!!
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Date of stay: February 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Yvette Kimmel, General Manager at San Mateo Inn
Responded Feb. 25, 2021
Smiling as I read this! We're trying to figure out how to create more first floor rooms....turn the place over?! ;-) Anyway, we're so glad you stayed and even more happy you enjoyed!
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wegwoman wrote a review Feb. 2021
1 contribution
I was so blessed to find such a cute place to stay at when I was out on the road for 2 weeks with my dude and our dog. We were going to hit nasty weather and decided to re-direct our trip and stayed here initially for one night, then another, and on the way back home we crashed here another night. CLEAN, PLEASANT STAFF, AND COMFY BEDS. ESPECIALLY loved the excellent coffee in the lobby and lil doggo that always greeted me.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Definitely get a room on the 2nd floor if you can
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Response from Yvette Kimmel, General Manager at San Mateo Inn
Responded Feb. 25, 2021
We hope you'll be back! We are the blessed ones to have wonderful travelers who take time to say encouraging things. Thank you for you!
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Harry wrote a review Dec. 2020
Peoria, Illinois1 contribution
We stopped through Albuquerque on our way to OKC and had a fabulous time at San Mateo. Veronica and Yurrissa at the front desk were extremely helpful and the room itself was cute and comfy. We will definitely stay here again if we find ourselves back in the area. Thanks so much for a nice stay!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from Yvette Kimmel, General Manager at San Mateo Inn
Responded Feb. 5, 2021
We are looking forward to your return! Thank you for taking time to review. We'll keep working, and you come back!
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Mateo Inn
Which popular attractions are close to San Mateo Inn?
Nearby attractions include Calibers Shooters Sports Center (0.9 km), Stone Age Climbing Gym (1.2 km), and Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at San Mateo Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at San Mateo Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at San Mateo Inn?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at San Mateo Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to San Mateo Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Durans Station, Viet Taste, and The Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at San Mateo Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at San Mateo Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at San Mateo Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at San Mateo Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to San Mateo Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Whittlesey House (5.5 km) and Walter White’s House (5.0 km).